DEPARTURE DATES 2018
Reception on board the train between 12:45 and 13:15 h. at Oviedo Station (Calle Uría, s/n.) on the Metric gauge platforms. We will start our trip going towards Candás while we enjoy a cold lunch. Once arrived in Candás our coach will take us to Gijón. Sighseeing tour of this city facing the Cantabrian Sea and full of life and culture. Free time to stroll around the San Lorenzo Beach or the old quarter, before going back to the train in Candás, fishing village well known by its Sardine Fair and its sweets called “marañuelas”. Dinner and night in Candás.
Train trip to Arriondas while we enjoy our first breakfast on board. From Arriondas we will board our coach to climb up to the Picos de Europa National Park, with its lake Enol, where we will be able to stare at an amazing scenery as well as tasting the traditional Asturian cider. Visit to the Sanctuary of Covadonga and then coach trip down to Cangas de Onís to have lunch and take a look on its famous Roman Brigde. From Arriondas station, El Expreso de la Robla will approach Llanes, so we could know this beautiful fishing village of Eastern Asturias, where we will have dinner and spend the night.
While we enjoy breakfast, our train will take us to Cabezón de la Sal. From there we will have a coach trip to the Soplao Cave, a cavity considered a geological marvel due to its formations. Afterwards, we will have a walking tour around Santillana del Mar a village which preserves an immaculate medieval look. After lunch, coach trip to Cabezón de la Sal, where the train is waiting to take us to Santander. Sighseeing tour of the city. Dinner and night in Santander.
Once the train is moving our crew will serve the last breakfast of the journey while traveling to Gama. From there we will head in our coach for Santoña, to visit a canning factory where they elaborate the typical anchovies and the northern bonito. Then we will enjoy a relaxing boat ride to Laredo, another beautiful fishing village which preserves a rich historical-artistic heritage. Coach trip back to the train which will be waiting at the station of Marrón/Ampuero from where we will resume our journey towards Bilbao. Once in Bilbao we will say farewell at La Concordia Station, a centric and remarkable modernist building dating back to 1902, considered one of the most genuine of Bilbao’s Belle Époque.